Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a patch of red on the throat: as, the red-throated diver, Colymbus or Urinator septentrionalis.

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Examples

  • It dashed across the aquarium, interrupting the red-throated fishes.

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  • The red-throated cichlids suddenly faced each other, and locked jaws.

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  • At the right end of the tank, two red-throated cichlids squared off.

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  • Arctic, red-throated, and common loons, horned and red-necked grebes, and sandhill cranes are also common.

    Upper Yukon Tayga Province (Bailey)

  • Mr. JIM LOWORN (Researcher, University of Wyoming): You've got red-throated loons, you've got yellow-billed loons, four ice seals, you've got the walrus, you've got bowhead whales.

    Battle Over Offshore Drilling In Arctic Dwarfs ANWR

  • I can hear the major talking to Claire, his conversation swinging between the difficulties of sourcing black sealing wax in Zambia, necessary for the preparation of his will I brought some from Bristol for him, and some egging memories, particularly the difficulties of finding red-throated twinspot eggs, since the female “sits like wax.”

    A Year on the Wing

  • The red-throated diver Gavia stellata, great northern diver Gavia immer, mallard Anas platyrhynchos, long-tailed duck Clangula hyemalis, rednecked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus and the purple sandpiper Calidris maritima are believed to nest in the area, but at present no information is available to confirm this.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Common bird species include the common redpoll, gray jay, common raven, red-throated loon, northern shrike, sharp-tailed grouse and fox sparrow.

    Taiga ecoregion (CEC)

  • Representative species include snow, Brant and Canada goose; yellow-billed, Arctic, and red-throated loons; whistling swans; oldsquaw ducks; gyrfalcons; willow and rock ptarmigan; red-necked phalarope; parasitic jaeger; snowy owls; hoary redpoll and snow bunting.

    Tundra ecoregion (CEC)

  • It also gives you the leisure to identify the most obvious birds red-throated loons, snowy owls, tundra swans, to see some otters, moose, caribou, brown bears, and maybe the odd Alaska fur seal, and generally to soak up the open, empty wind-blown landscape.

    Fool’s Paradise

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